Hello, Folks -
I have a bit of a mistery that I can't seem to solve.
I am working on a filtered wireless captive portal, using m0n0wall's portal
feature, and using IPCop just for proxy and dansguardian. I put each one
(IPCop, m0n0wall) on different boxes
Here's the problem:
Either box works fine by itself. I can hook my pc to the LAN port on the IPCop
box, WAN port to the "mother-lan" here in the library (this lan is behind a
firewall, on a 192.168.1.X net) and sure enough, it transparently proxies and
filters content. Works slick.
The m0n0wall box works fine, too, when it is hooked up straight to the "mother-
lan" here in the library. I have captive portal enabled, no radius, the portal
contents page comes up and I click on the "accept" button, and I am on my way.
The page redirect works just as it should. A pop-up logout button does appear,
and does work. When I logout, I am see the portal contents page again, just
like it should. In fact, as I type this, I am set up this way.
The problem is when I connect the IPCop WAN to the "mother-lan", and the
m0n0wall WAN to the IPCOP LAN. It does work, sort of: I do see the portal page,
but when I click the accept button, no logout window pops up, and I don't get a
re-direct, just a blank page. I can surf, and it is filtered, but I run into
DNS trouble, too. I think that as the DNS cache ages out in my pc, I am no
longer able to resolve things.
What am I missing? Which box is causing the trouble? Is my idea of doing it
this way possible, or isn't it?
Computer Support Librarian
Willard Public Library
Battle Creek, MI